The One and Only TAG

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This lovely tag was created by the lovely blogger at One Little Vice.

“The point of this TAG is to get an insight into your absolute beauty staples . There can be no wavering, only one product from each category can be chosen and the result should be a capsule collection that you could live with if you had to.”

– One Little Vice

 

The Question: If you could only have one ______ what would it be? And, in a few words, why?

  • Primer

SmashBox Photo Finish Hydrating Foundation Primer – it’s a primer that not only primes by hydrates as well and so it would be perfect for the winter and summer seasons.

  • Base Product

Urban Decay Beauty Balm Broad Spectrum SPF 20 – the SPF would really help with sun protection, and this is a light product so I wouldn’t have to deal with heaviness on an everyday basis.

  • Concealer

SmashBox High Definition Concealer – a heavy duty concealer that would be good for my really ‘baggy’ days, and I could just not use it on my good days.

  • Powder

BareMinerals Mineral Veil Broad Spectrum SPF 25 – since I’m not really a face powder wearing person, if I had to choose one I’d go with this one as it offers sheer coverage, sun protection and its great to use for all seasons.

  • Blush

Sephora Collection Double Contouring Cream Blush – For blushes I’d prefer the to apply a cream formula because it’s easy for me, but I also like the finish that powder formulas give and so this cream-to-powder would be great for me if it was the only one I could ever use again.

  • Bronzer

Stila ‘Stay All Day’ 10-in-One HD Bronzing Beauty Balm With Broad Spectrum SPF 30 – this is a high definition, age defying, beauty balm that offers SPF – and by now you guys are probably thinking that I’m on SPF overload, and you’d be right. It’s also paraben and sulfate free.

  • Highlighter

Benefit Cosmetics Watt’s Up – Come on, have you seen this – amazing! It offers fast and application and it’s travel size.

  • Make-up Brush (Single)

Beauty Blender – This counts as a brush right? I need a brush for a lot of things that I do and so I picked this because you can use it for all purposes and areas of the face.

  • Eyebrow Product

Razor – I don’t use any products AT ALL in my eyebrows, as long as they’re shaped up they’re fine so I see no need for me to use anything. My eyebrows are pretty thick and filled in all their own.

  • Eyeshadow (Single)

Urban Decay Eyeshadow in ‘Lost’ – Only one colour?! I guess since I’d have to wear that colour everyday for forever I’d go with a neutral shade like this medium metallic brown.

  • Eyeliner

Bobbi Brown Smokey Eye Kajal Liner in Noir – you can’t use liquid liner in you waterline, or at least I can’t. For me a kohl liner offers more control and I picked this kohl liner in particular because it offers longer lasting wear and it has a smudger brush at the opposite end.

  • Mascara

CoverGirl Lash Exact Waterproof Mascara – it’s waterproof, so it’s long lasting, it offers great lash definition and it really makes my eyes pop.

  • Lip Stick, Lip Gloss or Lip Stain

Sephora Collection Lollipop Lipgloss – I would want to be stuck wearing the same lip colour forever, but I guess I could just wear it on special occasions . . . nah! I’ll go with gloss, it can be subtle and offer moisturisation, which is all I’m really looking for. I don’t particularly have any favourite glosses and so I’ll just go with this clear one.

  • Lip Liner

Since I’d be wearing clear gloss all my life I don’t see the point in having a lip liner, but, if I absolutely just HAD to choose I’d go with NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencil, it has a velvety texture and it’s actually a lip liner and stick in one, so yeah I’d definitely go with it to pair with my gloss.

  • Lip Balm

Fresh – Sugar Lip Treatment SPF – it’s a really hydrating balm that nourishes and plumps lips! Cool, to have those properties in a balm.

  • Nail Polish

Sephora Collection 3-in-1 Perfecting Base Coat – it protects, smooths and strengthens nails. I chose this as I’m not one for having colour on my nails often, I could live without.

Phew, finally finished. I’m so tired right now.

What would your answers be in this tag?

For tagging, I’d tag anyone who’d want to do this tag but I’d also specifically like to tag:

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Bye you guys, talk to you in the next post.

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Urban Decay Naked 3 Palette!

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No need to wipe your screen, it’s true. The Urban Decay 3 Palette is here!

This palette originally wasn’t suppose to hit the market until January, but ever since its early realise its been a mad rush for people to get their hands on one.

Apparantly, as I’m informed the early release date was due to leaks by international bloggers. So, you can thank all those lovely French beauty bloggers for this early gift. I’m actually glad the brand pivoted on their original plan and launched early. It’s a smart business move to capitalize on the current frenzy.

The description on the Urban Decay site says this rosy neutral collection features 12 brand-new shades in matte, pearl, and metallic. It also comes with a new double-ended shadow/blending brush and a sample of Primer Potion.

Honestly, I didn’t know anything about a third Naked palette until this morning and so I just wanted to share the news with all the other late folks like me.

So, are you planning to get it?

This would be one of the best stocking stuffers ever!

Urban Decay Naked 3 Palette, $52, available at Urban Decay.

The palette will be available in stores such as Sephora, Macy’s, Nordstrom etc. in December.

Bye, I’ll talk  to you in the next post.

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Allure Best of Beauty 2013 available at Sephora

Allure Best of Beauty 2013 available at Sephora
These are just 12 of 60 products available at Sephora that have been voted as Allure’s Best of Beauty 2013.
I love shopping at Sephora website, they have a wide range of top quality products – with awards to prove it – to choose from at really great prices. This is a really short post, I know, but I just wanted to tell you guys about this.